Milanie Torralba on What Is Your Acne Telling You?

face map powerpt picYour skin often reflects your internal health, so by analyzing where you get pimples and “mapping” where acne pops up on your face, you can understand what’s causing your acne and prevent the zits from forming!

Face mapping is a revolutionary approach to skin analysis that helps us understand the causes of spots or breakouts. 

Face mapping decodes breakouts in the basic areas of your face.

Pretty awesome, right?

Let’s make this one guidance on how we can effectively treat acne or pimples.  You might find them interesting and enlightening. Are you ready?

Acne position:  Hairline

Causes:

  • improper and incomplete removal of makeup
  • insufficient hair and scalp cleanliness or use of hair-care products that block pores

What to do:

  • Wash your face and hairline twice a day. Keeping your skin clean with soap and water can minimize oil production from your pores.
  • Make sure you remove all traces of makeup before you sleep. Falling asleep with makeup on can lead to bacterial infections, clogged pores which in turn, can cause acne. So, always, ALWAYS make sure you take your makeup off, before you hit the sacks.

Recommended:  Cleanse your face with Lanelle Clarifying Lotion using cotton balls before washing your face with Lanelle Lemon Soap or Lanelle Exotic Black-Acne Soap.

  • Exfoliate thrice (3x) a week.

Best to use:  Lanelle Cleansing Scrub

  • Shampoo your hair every day.

Acne Position:  Between Brows

Causes:

  • Related to the liver: Congestion in this zone can indicate over consumption of alcohol, rich foods, and possibly a food allergy (such as lactose intolerance).
  • overindulgence of unhealthy foods or a food allergy
  • bangs/hair fringe, as filth and bacteria accumulation from dirty hair stains the skin

What to do:

  • Avoid strenuous exercises
  • Eat less processed food, junk food, and fast food
  • Sleep for 6-8 hrs.
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking is injurious to your skin, too!
  • Cut back on sugar, dairy, rich foods
  • Avoid foods that cause your skin to flare

Acne position:   Near eyes/nose

Causes:

  • Poor liver function
  • You are very tired, sleep very little, and are under constant stress
  • Your diet lacks essential nutrients

What to do:

  • Eat fruits and vegetables with high content of vitamin C (apple, banana, oranges) will help in providing you with a good, positive mood.
  • Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy.
  • Avoid eating late at night; especially right before bedtime
  • Do 30 minutes of light exercise every day
  • Eat leafy greens

Acne position:  Tip of the Nose

Cause:  Weak digestive system

What to do:

  • Eat less cold food. Cold foods causes gastic acid secretion.
  • Look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, and fish
  • Get more fresh air & Exercise everyday (like going for a walk)
  • Eat less pungent foods (spices, garlic, etc).
  • Eat less meat.
  • Massage the area around your nose.
  • Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin B

Acne position: Nose

Causes:

  • Changes in reproduction system or the ovaries
  • Problems of the cardiovascular system: The heart may lack vitamin B and protein.
  • You live a passive lifestyle

What to do:

  • Eat less pungent foods (spices, garlic, etc)
  • Eat less meat
  • Eat warm temperature foods (not too cold or hot)
  • Get more fresh air
  • Exercise everyday (like going for a walk)
  • Massage the area around your nose
  • Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin B
  • Add more green vegetables and fruits, fish, various cereals to your diet. Do morning exercises or work out at least one hour a day.

Acne position: Jawline

Causes:

  • Poor lymphatic drainage. When your lymphatic system’s drainage becomes blocked, you cannot eliminate toxic material.
  • Can also indicate hormonal imbalance in the sexual life
  • You might be nervous, sleep very little, or drink much coffee or alcohol.

What to do:

  • Avoid eating before bed
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Get more rest
  • Get your hormones checked
  • Get 20 minutes of exercise each day
  • Sleep early and wake up early
  • Get body massage for relaxation
  • Practice proper hygiene

Acne position:  Lip area

Causes:

  • Problems with digestive system: could include indigestion, intestinal colic or constipation
  • You are very sensitive and vulnerable, too worried about everyone and everything.

What to do:

  • Increase fiber intake. Have a cup of green tea after each meal.
  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Eat less spicy and fried foods
  • Massage abdominal area in a clockwise motion
  • Change your toothpaste

Acne position: Forehead

Causes:

  • Toxin build-up, usually related to poor digestion and lack of water
  • Eating excess of foods like: fats, soft drinks, red meat. Your body struggles to get rid of the extra toxins.
  • stress or sleep deprivation
  • overactive mind

What to do:

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Minimize intake of alcohol and caffeinated drinks
  • Switch to herbal teas, especially green tea.
  • Cut down on chocolate, cakes, lemonade and Coke, drink more mineral water without gas.
  • Eat food that helps eliminate toxins from the body: boiled cabbage, and baked apples.
  • Make sure to log 7 to 9 hours ofbeauty rest a night to keep your forehead clear.
  • 20-30 minutes of light exercise every day, especially outdoors
  • Practice relaxation techniques to worry less
  • Better hygiene

Acne position:  Cheeks

Upper Cheek

Causes: 

  • Your upper cheek is linked to your lungs
  • Can be caused directly by smoking and passive smoking. The air you are breathing will show in this area of your face, so you are more likely to break out in this area if you are living in a highly polluted area.
  • If you sleep on the side of your face, or use your mobile phone on this side, the germs and dirt can be transferred and will clog your pores, causing breakouts.

Lower Cheek

Cause:

Breakouts on your lower cheek can be an indication of poor dental hygiene. If you have any infections in your mouth, especially involving your gums, this will show on the outside too.

What to do:

  • Hygiene:
    • Change your pillowcase at least once a week, and wipe down your phone with an antibacterial wipe every few days.
    • Always keep on top of your dental health, brushing, mouthwash and flossing twice a day and regular checkups at the dentist at least twice a year! Don’t just wait until you have a dental problem to make an appointment.
  • Food:
    • Foods great for healthier lungs include, kale, sprouts and pumpkin.
    • Include fresh vegetables, oatmeal and brown rice in your diet.
    • Eat more cooling foods such as gourds, winter melons, and green beans
    • Don’t overeat
    • Avoid fast food and junk food
    • Avoid mango, taro root, wine, and seafood or other foods you may be sensitive to
    • Eat less sugar
  • Lifestyle:
    • Try to spend more time on fresh air every day.
    • Try to keep a positive mood
    • Don’t let your body overheat
    • Try to decompress and relax
    • The liver is the strongest from 1-3 AM. This is when you should be sleeping
    • The lung is strongest at 7-9 AM. This is the best time for aerobic exercise
    • The liver is weakest at 1-5 PM, so schedule difficult work for the morning
    • If you have to work in the afternoon, rest your eyes for 5 minutes every hour

Acne position: Chin

Causes:

  • Your period. Hormones like testosterone fluctuate throughout your cycle and make your glands produce more oil, which can ultimately clog your pores and result in pimples.
  • Your chin is also linked to your small intestine, so a poor diet or food allergies could cause you to break out in this area.
  • You might be nervous, sleep very little, drink much coffee or alcohol

What to do:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Don’t pick your pimples
  • Don’t eat before going to bed
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Get more rest
  • Get your hormones checked
  • Get 20 minutes of exercise each day
  • Sleep early and wake up early
  • Massage your body for relaxation
  • Practice proper hygiene

So, the next time you get acne breakouts, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor a proper diagnosis.

Bless and be blessed!

by:  Lanelle Milanie Torralba

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